The Turbine

Studies show The Turbine breathing aid doesn’t improve performance

It was at the 2014 Tour Down Under that medical tech company Rhinomed first revealed The Turbine, a “nasal dilator” that allowed athletes to breathe more easily by stenting the nose. The claim was that by making breathing more efficient, cyclists would have more energy to spend on turning the pedals. As a result, Rhinomed …


CTech April 2015 Product picks

It’s been a while since we last sorted through the mountain of products sent to us here at CyclingTips for Product Picks. But now, in the latest instalment, we take a look at everything from cycling kit, to helmets, from lights to bar tape, from nutrition products through to “nasal dilators”. As ever, if you’ve …


The Turbine: backed by science or a simple placebo?

After the stage 1 team time trial at this year’s Vuelta a Espana Chris Froome tweeted that he had just used the Turbine breathing aid for the first time, saying that it made a “noticeable difference” and that he’d definitely use it again. So what is the Turbine? What do the creators claim it can …


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